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Auction: Charles George Hood Kinnear album / Edinburgh, 28 September 2022

Edinburgh auction house Lyon and Turnbull is offering a newly discovered album of salt prints from calotype negatives, c.1846-8 containing 117 photographic salt prints from calotype negatives. The album and associated material has come via a family descendent of Kinnear. 

C G H Kinnear (1830-1894) was a founder member of the Photographic Society of Scotland in 1856, and in the same year entered into partnership with Edinburgh architect John Dick Peddie. In 1857 he went on an architectural and photographic tour of northern France using a new form of camera with a conical bellows which 'set the pattern for nearly all subsequent cameras' and was described in the Photographic Journal and press of the period. 

Separately, the auction also includes a copy of the Art Union from 1846 and other photographs.

Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs
Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh
28 September 2022
lot 60. See the full lot description here

UPDATE: sold for £68,000 (hammer price). 

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